The film tells the story of the U.S. Treasury Department who, with the aid of a counterfeiter, try to track down and stop of counterfeiting ring. The counterfeiter, Tris Stewart (Lloyd Bridges) serving time in prison, is released under the agreement that he will assist in the capture of the phoney money printers.
March 14, 2022 Subject:
ok, but below average
Too much glorification of government agents, and too little Barbara Payton.
April 16, 2018 Subject:
Didn't quite understand the titled. However movie was good; although I wouldn't categorized it as a true film noir. However it was a great feature drama. The ending was wack as it should have feature bridges the leading actor at least one more time after being taken into custody.
June 29, 2010 Subject:
....Don't Know Diddley....Payton Wrote Her Own Book..How I Went From $10,000 A Week Star To A $5 Whore..And She Was Giving It Up To Buy Booze..!
April 15, 2010 Subject:
Better than I thought it would be
When it started, the very dated voiceover made me wonder if it was going to be overly patriotic like so many of this era, but as it went on I liked it more and more. One of the things I love about this genre is their courage to avoid the Hollywood ending. And it was great to see Lloyd Bridges. And the bad guys so impeccably dressed in suits and hats...and the great cars! This is a nice little dark film, worth the time.
August 27, 2009 Subject:
Passes the time
Solid unspectacular B picture crime drama.
An early entry in the Richard Fleischer catalogue.Watchable, but see his subsequent efforts The Narrow Margin and Armoured Car Robbery. They are better examples of this category of film
July 27, 2009 Subject:
A Good film.
While much of this film plays by the numbers, their are sufficient twists and turns that cause complications for the characters to keep things interesting. Though not exceptional, this is a well made film that is solid on all levels.
July 6, 2009 Subject:
A Tribute to Barbara Payton
This was her first real feature movie, and she did a great job. She was a talented, generous-hearted actress whose beauty almost hurt the eyes. As a young starlet, she got caught up in the siren song of Hollywood and died of alcoholism by age 39, reduced to living in doorways, a "bag lady." The parasitical tabloids destroyed her with a feeding frenzy of innuendo and judgmental distortion. No question Barbara was often her own worst enemy, but the tabloids and certain big shots with grudges made sure that despite her potential, she would never escape the notoriety that hounded her to the grave and continues beyond.
Don't miss her movies --- and pick up John O'Dowd's excellent biography, "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye: The Barbara Payton Story," an unblinking and insightful look at somebody who should have been the next Lana Turner.